parcel out something

parcel out something
parcel out (something) to give parts of something to different people.

The bookkeeper spent yesterday parceling out the profits from the deal.

The settlement is very small and I'm glad I'm not the one who has to parcel it out.


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  • parcel out — (something) to give parts of something to different people. The bookkeeper spent yesterday parceling out the profits from the deal. The settlement is very small and I m glad I m not the one who has to parcel it out …   New idioms dictionary

  • parcel out — verb administer or bestow, as in small portions administer critical remarks to everyone present dole out some money shell out pocket money for the children deal a blow to someone the machine dispenses soft drinks • Syn: ↑distribute, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • parcel out — PHRASAL VERB If you parcel out something, you divide it into several parts or amounts and give them to different people. [V P n (not pron)] They signed an agreement that parcelled out the Middle East into several spheres of influence. [Also V n… …   English dictionary

  • parcel out — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms parcel out : present tense I/you/we/they parcel out he/she/it parcels out present participle parcelling out past tense parcelled out past participle parcelled out to share something among several people …   English dictionary

  • parcel — ► NOUN 1) an object or collection of objects wrapped in paper in order to be carried or sent by post. 2) a quantity or amount of something, in particular land. ► VERB (parcelled, parcelling; US parceled, parceling) 1) make (something) into a par …   English terms dictionary

  • parcel — par|cel1 S3 [ˈpa:səl US ˈpa:r ] n ↑sticker, ↑string [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: Latin particula; PARTICLE] 1.) especially BrE an object that has been wrapped in paper or put in a special envelope, especially so that it can be sent by… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • parcel — [[t]pɑ͟ː(r)s(ə)l[/t]] parcels, parcelling, parcelled (in AM, use parceling, parceled) 1) N COUNT A parcel is something wrapped in paper, usually so that it can be sent to someone by post. [mainly BRIT] ...parcels of food and clothing... He had a… …   English dictionary

  • parcel — par|cel1 [ parsl ] noun count 1. ) MAINLY BRITISH a PACKAGE 2. ) a section of a piece of land => PART1 parcel par|cel 2 [ parsl ] (present participle par|cel|ing or par|cel|ling; past tense and past participle par|celed or par|celled) verb… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • parcel — I UK [ˈpɑː(r)s(ə)l] / US [ˈpɑrs(ə)l] noun [countable] Word forms parcel : singular parcel plural parcels * 1) something wrapped in paper or in a large envelope to be sent by post 2) a section of a piece of land • See: part I II UK [ˈpɑː(r)s(ə)l]… …   English dictionary

  • parcel — /ˈpasəl / (say pahsuhl) noun 1. a quantity of something wrapped or packaged together, a package or bundle. 2. a quantity of something, as of a commodity for sale; a lot. 3. any group or assemblage of persons or things. 4. a separable, separate,… …  

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